I recall six years ago, two fresh faced wannabe Scousers touting their one and only track You Don’t Know When You’re Gonna Die to all and sundry. A stand up drummer (not the comedy type) in the form of Andy Gilbert and a screeching bassist that is Mike Markey. What they lacked in depth, they made up with stage presence and a determination to get in your faces.
Fast forward to the present day, and the duo that is Crapsons is now (more often than not) a trio, with a guitarist added to the line up. Pete Williamson and his Half Man Half Biscuit-esq style fills that depth, cementing the sound. In your faces is what they’re good at, playing countless gigs and also earning support slots with heavyweights like The Undertones and Pulled Apart By Horses.
They are all things crap – Crapsons, Crap Records and, of course Crapfest – now in its fifth year and building on a solid foundation of diversity. From folk to punk to indie to ska to a Crapfamily and everything in-between.
Rather than headline their own festival, Crapsons open it…More